Fort McCoy, Wisconsin
The Army is revolutionizing its logistics process. One initiative,
the Single Stock Fund (SSF), redirected more than $540M worth of
secondary items from stocks to satisfy customer demands between
May 2000 – SSF inception – and November 2002. During
that same period, we redistributed more than $218M worth of secondary
items from the authorized stockage levels to meet higher priority
readiness requirements. By extending national visibility of stockage
locations and capitalizing inventories into the Army Working Capital
Fund, we reduced customer wait time by an average of 18.5%. The
SSF will continue to reduce inventory requirements and generate
even more savings for The Army by creating greater flexibility for
the management of inventories.
Another initiative, the National Maintenance Program (NMP), enhances
weapon system readiness, reliability, and availability rates by
bringing Army Class IX repair parts to a single national standard.
Ultimately, increased reliability will reduce overall weapon system
Operating and Support cost. Additionally, the NMP centralizes the
management and control of Army maintenance activities for components
and end items. NMP will produce appropriately sized Army maintenance
capacity that still meets total maintenance requirements.